On Monday night, “Teen Mom 3” premiered on MTV, ultimately changing the lives of Katie Yeager, Mackenzie Douthit, Briana Dejesus, and Alex Sekella. However, there were others who saw this as an opportunity to exploit the girls’ new found fame and on Tuesday morning, Radar Online released a report that they had received an offer to buy nude photos of one of the girls.
Katie Yeager was introduced to the world on ’16 and Pregnant’ and it was immediately clear that she was one of the most mature girls to ever be featured. Even though she found herself young and pregnant, she made it abundantly clear that her education was a top priority. Although she couldn’t fulfill her dream of going to college in Colorado, she took online classes to ensure she would obtain her degree.
Radar Online spoke to a source who said Katie Yeager “sexted” the four photos to him. According to the source, the “Teen Mom 3” star “loved” to send messages to him. Although Radar has not yet published the photos (and it is unclear if they have any intent on purchasing them to publish), they did describe the photos as leaving “little to the imagination.”
Reportedly, these photos show Katie in some compromising positions, including some that show her using an adult toy.
It is hard to say how long the individual has contemplated on selling these images or when they contacted Radar. With the “Teen Mom 3” premiere having happened on Monday night, Tuesday was the perfect time for the story to be published to maximize publicity. These photos could have been being offered well before the premiere, though.
Amazingly, Twitter isn’t in any kind of uproar like they were when Jenelle Evans’ nude photos were revealed. There have been a few articles written slamming the “Teen Mom 3” star and a Hollywood Life poll shows that there are a lot of people who feel the photos will hurt the new show.
Is it really that bad?
Our society is living in a technological age where these kinds of photos have become main stream. Girls are often warned about taking these kinds of photos in fear that they will be leaked. The photos reportedly exist, there isn’t any changing that, but what can be changed is the impact that they have on Katie Yeager and the “Teen Mom 3” franchise.
Obviously, when she reportedly sent the photos, she sent them to someone she trusted. Katie wasn’t sending out a ton of photos to random men or even making her own adult film to look back on in her older years. What she did is what a lot of teen girls are doing these days and rather than let it ruin her reputation, this can be an excellent way to show girls the dangers of sending these kinds of photos.
At the end of the day, Katie Yeager makes it clear to her fans that she is a normal girl who has made mistakes. Although she has yet to address the photo scandal, she is incredibly strong and will likely handle it with poise, just as she does with everything else.
© Corrina Jean